For 22-year-old Hannah from London, a flautist who plays in the Irish tradition, a grant from the trust will pay for a much-needed service and technical improvements to her flute as well as equipment including a flute microphone and recording software.
“I am absolutely delighted to have received this award. With the award, I will be able to have my flute serviced and tailored to my needs, which will increase the rate of my musical development.
“With the help of the award I will be able afford new equipment which will allow me to grow into a more competent and comfortable performer, producing a sound and stage persona that I have wanted to for some time now. This will also enable me to kickstart recording for musical projects, which will be a great help to me particularly after I graduate from university next year.
“I look forward to excelling in my musical career with the help of The Alan Surtees trust, and I cannot thank them enough!”